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A Dance with Dragons : Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 5 - George R. R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons

Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 5

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The fifth volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

The last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, has brought the young dragons in her care to their terrifying maturity. Now the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as in the violent past.

Tyrion Lannister, a dwarf with half a nose and a scar from eye to chin, has slain his father and escaped the Red Keep in King′s Landing to wage war from the Free Cities beyond the narrow sea.

Jon Snow is Commander of the Black Watch on the frozen Wall. Pledged to protect the Seven Kingdoms from the Others as winter approaches, his enemies want his head.

The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula into a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS brings to life dark magic, complex political intrigue and horrific bloodshed as events at the Wall and beyond the sea threaten the ancient land of Westeros.

About the Author

George R.R. Martin is the author five titles in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Fevre Dream, the ultimate science fiction horror novel, several collections of short stories and numerous scripts for television drama, as well as co-author of SF adventure tale Hunter's Run. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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      5.0

      fantastic

      By Mors

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        great reading

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        5.0

        This is story telling

        By Red Door ; ).

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        • Compelling Characters
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Great For Any Age
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        • Well Written

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        • None nada nil zero

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        Comments about A Dance with Dragons:

        The Tv series introduced me to the books and i didnt but it down until i read all 5 books. This series is NOT a fastacy story that's almost like a background setting. It's about the people( I don't want to say characters because they're so much more) its so beautifully written, you'll get hooked. Only advise get the box set now I promise if you read the first book you'll read them all

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        5.0

        An amazing read.

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        • Easy To Read
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        • Must read first 4 books

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        4.0

        Addictive! Hurry up George RR Martin!

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          Praise for A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: 'In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best ... tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting' Time Magazine 'An absorbing, exciting read ... Martin's style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages' The Times 'The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads ...Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias' Guardian 'Colossal, staggering ... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world ... The writing is always powerful ...' SFX

          George R. R. Martin

          George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

          Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

          In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.

          As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.

          In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.

          Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

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          ISBN: 9780002247399
          ISBN-10: 0002247399
          Series: Song of Ice and Fire
          Audience: General
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 1040
          Published: 12th July 2011
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.5  x 6.7
          Weight (kg): 1.3